Four New COVID-19 Infections, One Connected With a Fukui City High School

Four New COVID-19 Infections, One Connected With a Fukui City High School

November 10th Report, COVID-19

On November 10th, Fukui Prefecture reported 4 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, of a Fukui City male company employee (20s), a Fukui City female company employee (20s), a Sabae City female student (10s), and an Awara City independent businessman (30s).

The female student (10s) from Sabae City attends the Fukui City high school which reported several COVID-19 infections on November 9th. On the 9th, a biological sample was taken; PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test results showed positive for COVID-19. The student has no history of travel outside Fukui Prefecture during the past two weeks, and is currently asymptomatic. She has two close contacts of family members living within the same residence.

The Fukui City male company employee (20s) had spent some time in Aichi Prefecture during November 1st to 3rd; the Fukui City female company employee (20s) is a close contact. The man experienced fatigue throughout his body on the 4th, and a fever of 38⁰C on the 7th. On the 9th, he went to a medical institution for an examination and to have a biological sample taken; PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. The Fukui City female company employee (20s) experienced a fever of 38.2⁰C, fatigue, and joint paint on the 9th. She visited a medical institution for an examination on the 10th, and had a biological sample taken; PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. The woman’s recent travel history is currently under investigation. Both have entered hospitalization at a medical institution designated for infectious diseases.

The Awara City independent businessman (30s) experienced a fever of 37.3⁰C and fatigue on November 7th, and went to a medical institution for an examination on the same day. On the 9th, he went to a medical institution for a re-examination and to have a biological sample taken. PCR test results on the 10th showed positive for COVID-19, and subsequently entered hospitalization at a medical institution designated for infectious diseases. He has no history of travel outside of Fukui Prefecture during the two-week period prior to the onset of symptoms. He has two close contacts, of a colleague and an acquaintance.

Fukui Prefecture has a cumulative total of 266 COVID-19 cases.

Sources: https://www.pref.fukui.lg.jp/doc/kenkou/corona/jyoukyou_d/fil/201110.pdf; https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1202580